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Several dead in Colombia protests as Duque deploys military

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Colombian President Ivan Duque on Friday night said military assistance would be sent to support police in the Cauca Department after several people died in protests earlier in the day. “Starting tonight the maximum deployment of military assistance will begin,” the president said in a statement delivered from the western province’s capital of Cali. “We can’t have islands of anarchy in this country,” Duque said. Earlier in the day Cauca Governor Clara Luz Roldan declared a curfew from 7 pm to 5 am “to preserve the health, life and safety of Cauca residents,” she said. Four people died on Frida…

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